French FM on Middle East Tour to “renovate negotiations”

PNN/ Cairo/
The French minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius is due to meet the PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and the Israeli PM in occupied Jerusalem to urge the resumption of negotiations.

Fabius on Saturday has started his tour in the Middle East in Cairo, where he’s due to meet his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shukri and Egyptian president. Fabius is also scheduled to meet the Jordanian king, Abdullah the second.

According to Al-Resalah news outlet, Fabius warned against Israel’s continued settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian lands, saying “the prospect of a solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians will recede if Israel continues illegal land grab in the occupied Palestinian territories.’

“What’s important is that negotiations restart,” Laurent Fabius told reporters during a visit to the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Saturday.